Born: February 10, 1872
Died: April 20, 1951
Marriage: Minerva Campbell on July 3, 1901
|Norbert: June 6, 1902 - August 16, 1992|
|Gerald: January 30, 1906-March 30, 1975|
|Marian: September 11, 1907-December 1973|
|Eileen: September 22, 1922 -|
|Eleanor: June 28, 1911 - June 18, 1993|
|Katherine: October 14, 1914 - Nov. 13, 1991|
OBIT De Pere News April 24, 1951
AUGUST MARTENS, 79
Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock Monday morning in St. Francis church for August Martens, 79, who died Friday morning at his home after a brief illness. The Rev. Eugene Hotchkiss offered the requiem mass, and burial was in Mount Olivet cemetery. Pallbearers were Oscar Selzmeyer, Henry Drewiski, Fred Hendricks, Henry Tiesling, Adrian Martin, and Arthur Gage. The Coffey Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Martens, a life-long resident of De Pere, was born February 10, 1872, and had been an active member of the De Pere volunteer fire department for almost 50 years.
He was a well-known carpenter, and was a member of St. Francis parish. Survivors are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. C. L. Vincent of De Pere, Mrs. W. J. Schilling of Torrance, PA., Mrs. Ellsworth Longlais of Green Bay, and Catherine at home; two sons, Robert J. of San Francisco, and Gerald of Milwaukee; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Frank Wanniger of Kewaunee; and one brother, Martin Martens of Ventura, CA.
Out-of-town relatives attending the services were Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Schilling of Torrance, PA; Gerald Martens and daughter Kay of Milwaukee; Douglas Vincent, U.S.N. Annapolis, MD; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wanniger of Kewaunee; Mrs. John Campbell of Duluth, MN; and Mr. L. S. Miller of Escanaba, MI.
De Pere Democrat, June 7, 1951
MRS. AUGUST MARTENS, 72 Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning in St. Francis church for Mrs. August Martens, 72, who died late Saturday night at her home, 214 North Huron street. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Delgert W. Basche offered the requiem mass, and burial was in Mount Olivet cemetery. The Coffey Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Martens had been ill for some time. She died six weeks after her husband, a well-known local carpenter and contractor. The former Minerva Campbell, she was born here April 2, 1879, and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell. She was a charter member of the Catholic Woman's club, and a member of the Altar society of St. Francis church.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. C. L. Vincent of De Pere, Mrs. W. J. Schilling of Torrance, Pa., Catherine at home, and Mrs. E. W. Longlais of Green Bay; two sons, Norbert J. of San Francisco, and Gerald of Milwaukee; 11 grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Crowley and Mrs. P. J. Powers of Benton Harbor, MI, Miss Margaret and Miss Helen Campbell and Mrs. L. S. Miller of Escanabe, MI; and four brothers, John and Edward of Duluth, Robert of Escanaba, and William Campbell of Kalmazoo, MI.